Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 72 [BAD END 1, 5, 11] (Part 3/4)

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Translator: TranslationChicken

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Editor: TranslationChicken

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ALL RIGHTS BELONG TO TAPPEI NAGATSUKI, THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR OF RE:ZERO, THIS IS A TRANSLATION OF THE FREE JAPANESE WEB NOVEL INTO ENGLISH
JAPANESE WEB NOVEL SOURCE: HTTP://NCODE.SYOSETU.COM/N2267BE/239/

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Previous Part 2/4: https://translationchicken.com/2018/03/19/rezero-arc-4-chapter-72-bad-end-1-5-11-part-2-4/

*Note: The events of BADEND 11 was merged with the loop in Ep 23 of the Anime*

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――How many times do I have to be hit with my own stupidity before I can understand?

[???: DESU, DESU! DESUDESUDESUDESU, DESU!!]

The shrill, deafening cackle echoed on.
Chest pumped, mouth stretched wide, drooling from the lips and mussing her long, red hair, a young woman was howling.
This woman’s abhorrent behavior, her bloodshot, gawking eyes, and the deranged posture she had taken were nothing like those of a human.

[Woman: FOR LOVE! TO LOVE! IN LOVE! BY LOVE! THE REPAYMENT OF LOVE IS! EVERYTHING! DESU! AAH! OH WITCH! O BELOVED WITCH! DESTINED HARBOR OF MY LOVE!]

Falling to her knees, with both hands stretched to the sky and tears streaming from her eyes, the woman extolled her love.
All around the crazed woman, were submerged corpses scattered in an ocean of blood. Limbs torn apart, heads gouged open, lay countless cadavers stripped of human dignity.
In their midst, was the body of a black-haired youth, his throat pierced by his own sword.

Blood drowned every corner of Arlam village, as every member of the expedition lay upon the ground, deprived of the last sign of life.
The moment their most powerful asset, the Sword Demon, fell in the ambush, the tide was already set.
The rest was a massacre by the “Unseen Hands”, an uninterrupted chain of death-wails until the last of them met their end.

[Woman: BEHOLD MY DILIGENCE! WHAT COULD THIS CLEANSING OF SLOTH BE CALLED, IF NOT A TESTAMENT OF MY LOVE! DESU! AAAH! MY ADORATION, MY FAITH, MY UNSHAKABLE LOVE! RECEIVE IT! ACCEPT IT! MAY IT NESTLE WITHIN YOUR EMBRACE――DESU!!]

Decrying her love, tears pouring, the woman barked amid the sea of blood―― her flesh stolen, her mind invaded by the monster, Petelgeuse Romanée-Conti.
After wiping out Subaru’s rescue party in one fell swoop, despite the loss of his cultists, the madman went on proclaiming his love.
When――

[???: ――What… happened?]

A winded girl muttered as she ran down the path trailing from the village.
Impatiently wiping aside the silver hair sticking to her forehead, she scanned her amethyst eyes over the carnage. ――Emilia’s eyes widened at the villagers submerged in the ocean of blood, and noticed it.

[Emilia: suba.. ru?]

Lying in the center of the carnage, was a youth she had known well.
Just what emotion flashed through her mind in that instant? The feelings in those widened eyes were far too complex, such that no one, not even herself, could have understood it.
Only, Emilia’s lips trembled, as she,

[Emilia: why, is…… Subaru, sleeping th…… huh?]

[Puck: Lia――! This is bad, it’s the Witch Cult! A Sin Arch…… why, why now!?]

Emilia’s expression was stunned, and one not accepting reality. In her stead, Puck flew out in a terribly panicked state.
Flying circles around Emilia while fixing his glare on Petelgeuse, standing alone in that carnage, his black round eyes were rife with alarm and hostility.

[Puck: Lia! Now, right now! Get away from here now! That thing…… you mustn’t meet with the Sin Archbishop! The Trial will begin! If it gets imposed on you, it will be horrible!]

[Emilia: Puck……?]

[Puck: I just remembered, I finally remembered! That bastard…… meeting that bastard finally made me remember! Why did I forget…… and there’re so many things I still can’t recall…… unless, I can’t remember until things become like this…… but if so, then!]

Facing towards the sky, Puck stretched out his little body as far as it would go, and screamed.

[Puck: THAT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAID――ECHIDONA!!]

Loaded with frustration and loathing, the shout echoed out as Puck panted, shaking his head. All the while, Emilia fell speechless in front of her utterly changed companion.
Having heard the scream, the madman slowly stood upright.

[Petelgeuse: Well well…… how pleased to MEET YOU! DESU!]

Slanting his upper body, Petelgeuse violently yanked at his long red hair, mercilessly pulling as blood began seeping out of his scalp.
Watching this act of self-injury, horror and disgust flickered across Emilia’s eyes.

[Petelgeuse: I AM Witch Cult Sin Archbishop, Sloth―― Petelgeuse Romanée-CONTI… DESU!]

The madman cackled, his voice quaking the atmosphere.
Just like this, the howling madman slanted his body as he observed the petrified Emilia from head to toe then to her upper body, practically licking her all over with his gaze,

[Petelgeuse: ……in, credible, desu]

He spilled this sigh of wonder.
A crisp peal of a clap. Petelgeuse was clapping, directing his applause at Emilia.

[Petelgeuse: Incredible―― DESU! A FIGURE SO PERFECT FOR A VESSEL! A VISAGE SO REMINISCENT OF THE WITCH IN LIFE! Since you’ve prepared such a magnificent vessel, there is no more need for DEBATE! DESU! THE TRIAL! THE TRIAL TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE WITCH GENE SHALL TAKE ROOT!]

[Puck: Silence, madman! You take one step towards that child! And I will make you regret ever being born――! Utterly!]

[Petelgeuse: In the face of love, pain and fear are all offerings for the sacrifice…… nothing you say would give me reason to stop, desu]

Puck met Petelgeuse’s raving with a threat, but the madman didn’t seem to mind. Dragging its steps along the ground, it slowly approached, while Puck only seemed to tremble, unable to do a thing.

[Puck: Wh..y. Why, does this have to be the moment when I…… no, that’s wrong. I remember now. That’s wrong. Yes, that’s wrong, that’s wrong! That’s wrong! I’m…… I, am]

[Emilia: Puck! Wh-what should I…… what should I do!? I-I’m…… and Subaru… over there he’s……]

[Petelgeuse: THE TRIAL! THE TERMINUS OF THIS DILIGENT SOUL IS SELECTED DESU! AN OCCUPIED VESSEL, WOULD INTERFERE WITH THE INJECTED SOUL DESU! THE CONTENTS, ARE UNNEEDED――DESU!]

Emilia desperately called to Puck, who was hugging his head. While Petelgeuse went on towards the bewildered pair without stopping.
Watching Petelgeuse making strange motions with his fingers and licking his lips, blaring alarms sounded inside Emilia without end.
At the sight of his deranged eyes, Emilia gasped, and, in a choking voice,

[Emilia: no……I’m scared, daddy……h]

She whimpered, pleading for someone to rely on.
Seeking help in a voice so quiet that no one could have heard it.

Petelgeuse completely ignored this as he extended his hand towards Emilia. Surely, beyond that hand, would be the invisible Authority of Sloth, the Unseen Hand.
It would be reaching to bind Emilia’s petrified body, to enact its evil designs――

[Puck: ――Get your filthy hands away from my daughter!!]

 

 

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Next Part 4/4: https://translationchicken.com/2018/03/25/rezero-arc-4-chapter-72-bad-end-1-5-11-part-4-4/

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It was a disaster… but I have a girlfriend now >_<

I’ll be going home in 4 days! ❤

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Ugh I’ve been trying for half an hour to get an internet connection…

The picture didn’t save so I had to repost this

**Goshdarnit it happened again!**

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Chapter 72 Live Draft:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/re-zero-arc-4-72-17605913

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Next Part 4/4: https://translationchicken.com/2018/03/25/rezero-arc-4-chapter-72-bad-end-1-5-11-part-4-4/

 

110 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 72 [BAD END 1, 5, 11] (Part 3/4)

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  1. Finally we could see how crazy Petelgeuse is in the literature version haha. Thank you for the chapter Chicken! Even though lots of question are popping out from my head regarding Puck-Echidona-Petelgeuse relationship now…
    Ohh and speaking about relationship, congratz on your new girlfriend~!

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  2. I’m sorry but I still don’t understand when this even took after from…

    Was it after Subaru got caught in Betelgeuse’s trap or after Julies killed Subaru??

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    1. This death wasn’t animated. I believe this was the same loop where Subaru went to the Archive to try and get Beatrice to leave. Not sure if this is even in the light novel since it’s taking so long to get the translated versions completed. I would have bought all 9 volumes at once if they were available.

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    2. This is actually from a loop that was merged in the LN and effectively deleted. So it’s no longer relevant. Be confused no more.

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      1. If this loop is merged in the ln, then it may not be significant enough for the story. But from this chapter, it looks like this post 11th death story contains some important points for plot. Why the writer do that? 🤔

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        1. Maybe removing foreshadowing (same with witch taking over Subaru). Or maybe it’s just he changed things too much and this is no longer “canon” so it had to be removed.

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    1. In my understanding it’s something like a mark of qualification or a curse that gives people access to witchcraft. I’m not sure how dead Echidona can give it away, while in her matrix-world. And I don’t understand how Subaru didn’t have one to begin with, since the RBD is clearly a dark ability of a witch.

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      1. the way echidona explained is she just gave it through tea though i think your refering to authority as genes are etentirely different because she activated a gene which gives him invisible hands explained that when you kill an arch bishop you can get his powers

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    2. The witch gene is in my understanding exactly what it means… A gene.
      Passed to new vessels, it becomes a mutation in their body that allows them to receive the power and Authority of whoever’s genes were passed to them. (*I don’t remember if this is spoilers, I remember this being stated in the previous chapters but read at your own discretion*) Subaru has the Authority of Pride since Return by Death is the power derived from that authority, but he doesn’t know how to use it for obvious reasons.
      When Subaru killed Beetlegoose for good, its implied the genes of Sloth were passed on to him and (*spoilers for sure*) once the gene manifests itself more strongly in Subaru, as well as him having ability to use his mana, he will be able to use the Unseen Hands as well.

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      1. Ah, yes…
        Petelgeuse constantly called Subaru by the name of “Pride” in the anime. So it’s heavily implied Subaru is bearer of the Authority of Pride.

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        1. In one glance, Subaru may seem really dumb. But you have to remember his character represents a “what if” situation if an average nobody was to be thrown into a parallel world and how they would react in a place they know no one and nothing about.
          Now with that in mind, Subaru has absolutely no idea why he has RBD, except that the Witch of Envy loves him for some reason. And he also doesn’t know what is this whole talk about witch genes and why should he care about it. He probably must’ve imagined it was just how Petelgeuse used to talk about the metaphors described in his gospel. Petelgeuse was just a deranged man that didn’t know how to keep his mouth shut about anything, that ended up being useful to the readers and watchers of the anime because it’s good lore dump for us to understand more about the sin archbishops and how they can use these forbidden powers.
          I think it’s gonna be up to Echidona to give him the revelations he needs so badly so that he figures what he can finally do from a powerlevel perspective.

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        1. Not yet greed. What echidona gave him is not greed authority, but just the activation or access to use other conflicting gene that subaru had that moment, or possibly if he would get more genes.

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  3. Dang, chicken knows how to get some boob.

    Got some pro dating tips for your audience senpai?

    Alao thx 4 the chap, big boy.

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  4. Whoah….the Trial isn’t to find a body to resurrect Satella in. It’s to find a body to resurrect ECHIDONA in. That’s why Beako knows Petelgeuse. The experiments with the Lewes’ failed because they were just ordinary girls. But with Emilia…..she’s already capable of great magic.

    Oh man we’re gonna see a **pissed** Subaru in the next chapters.

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      1. If you go back and read Arc 4 Chapter 3 again, Betty says “Now even you’ve left me, Juice”

        That in combination with Puck’s cry to Echidona here, and we have evidence of Echidona deeply tied to the witch cult. Betty can only know Petelgeuse through her contract with Echidona. Timeline-wise it’s the only possibility. And now we have Puck making reference to another contract with her.

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          1. For at least 100 years, juice has moved from body to body just to survive. That’s why emilia didn’t remember juice anymore.

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    1. I mean I wouldn’t put it past Echidna.
      But I feel as if “the trial” petelguese spoke of May be a means to end the series.

      I can see it now. Qeen Emilia having to face the harsh reality, leaving Subaru in order to become a pleian to save Earth. Or they combine forces to save the Earth, idk but it sounds interesting. Anyway, I’m just gonna keep writing my fanfictions somewhere else

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      1. Doble points lol, he score that one. XD Congrats 🎉 Chicken~sama Blessings on your new relationship with Ms. Chicken
        ~(;^^)-yy

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      2. Chicken and girlfriend sitting in a tree
        T.R.A.N.S.L.A.T.i.N.G.
        First comes plot
        Then comes Dharma

        But it doesn’t end there.

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  5. Bonjour tout le monde. Je suis perdu. C’est à quelle episode du dessin animé cette mort de Subarou. Qui est cette fille aux cheveux roux que l’Archevêque tire. Aidez-moi s’il vous plaît.

    Et toute mes félicitations Mr le tombeur de charme 😍😍

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    1. C’est une boucle supprimée qui n’existe que dans le web novel, donc pas dans le light novel, ni dans l’animé.

      La femme est l’une des phalanges de Betelgeuse. Si tu re-regardes l’animé, tu verras qu’il prend possession de plusieurs personnes, dont deux femmes cultistes.

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  6. My prediction on how Chicken’s date went by:

    His gf: So, what did you do during free time?

    Chicken: I translate Re:Zero japanese web novel into english.

    Gf: OMG, be my boyfriend. 😍😍😍

    Chicken: 🕶🐔

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  7. wait the trial is for satella or echidona revive?????
    if ichidona how piteligios who worship satilla has relationship with echidona????

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    1. It’s the trial to give a witch gene to a vessel. For which witch? Envy. Emilia is compatible. Just look at what happened in the loop of sanctuary got swallowed by a fraction of satella’s power.

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  8. Oh, not sure if it is just me, but on…

    “Impatiently wiping aside the silver hair sticking to her forehead, she scanned her amethyst eyes over the carnage.”

    After the word “scanned”, what if we put “with” or “by using”?

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      1. Ah yes. That could work too. It seems chicken is busy preparing for his coming back to his home, the link to the live draft hasn’t been posted yet too.

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  9. congrats with the girlfriend XD

    i wonder if the thing with Emillia not being allowed to meet the cult, was changed in the ln since puck did not seem so concerned in the anime about Emilia fighting against Juice, but maybe it was something the anime changed?

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    1. artificial spirit made by witch of greed, though strangely he said he was made for emilia… long before she was ever born

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  10. This was super confusing but still a great creepy read. I might just have to re read what you have out so far and or re watch the anime, just to remember which part this is in reference too even though it wasn’t accually in the show.

    Apperently the first half of the anime is getting an english dub by Funimation set to release this summer so it will be a good opportunity (god speed to anyone who thinks they can even match the origanl Japanese).

    Also that picture make me wince every time I look at it.

    Congrats or your date! I’m sure it went better then you think it did you lucky stud muffin
    ; ) Thanks as always and see you at part 4.

    https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-04/funimation-announces-re-zero-anime-english-dub-cast/.128497

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    1. Didn’t you see?

      *Note: The events of BADEND 11 was merged with the loop in Ep 23 of the Anime*

      This death only exists in the web novel.

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  11. Aaaaahaha!!! Chicken-sama is a believer in Love. MY BRAIN TREMBLES!¡!¡ Be sure to save a little bit of that love for us. Congratulations on the girlfriend and thanks as always for your splendid work. ❤

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  12. Congrats Chicken-sama~ and this chapter gives us so much to think about..it’s as if the information is within our reach but it is just a teaser..ahhhhhh my brain trembles!

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  13. Congratulations chicken sama for getting a girlfriend!

    This is a great chapter, we learn quite a lot and it’s crazy seeing Emilia face to face with Beetlejuice, along with Puck.

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    1. Remember, y’all. Hell has no fury like a woman’s Scorpio.
      Don’t mess with Scorpios, they’ll tear you up.
      It was it scorn?…

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